Hi everyone! My name is Teri and I am the owner of Teri Lynn H Photography. Last week on Instagram, I talked about High School Pre-Session Consultations (if you missed that post, look for it now on the blog below this one). I had such a fun time doing that post that I thought I would take you through what to expect during your newborn session.
I took a workshop about three years ago now (holy cow) that gave me the knowledge and training I needed to start my newborn photography journey. In that training, I learned newborn safety (which is key when it comes to choosing a newborn photographer), the different poses, and so much more. In my first year after my training, I focused mainly on newborn photography because I wanted to be comfortable and confident in posing and working with newborns. I met a lot of wonderful families through building my portfolio and they became part of my family.
Before you book your newborn session, I like to meet with my clients so they see who will be working with them during their session. An email is sent with a questionnaire to get to know more about you and your growing family, including what you plan to do with your session images. We usually meet when you are 30-32 weeks (and schedule your maternity session). During the consultation, we talk about color schemes, props, poses, pretty much anything and everything you could expect before, during and after the session. Plus, you never leave without all the information you will need, including a small gift.
The day of your session is an exciting time. If you have opted in for parent/family portraits with the newborn, we tend to do those images first, it may vary depending if baby is sound asleep. Once parent/family portraits are done, if you have kids we suggest sending dad with them to have a play date or to go have a treat for being such a great big brother/sister. Mom you are able to sit back relax with your feet up while we continue the session in the studio space. The session takes about 2-3 hours (in total) just depending on baby. Once your session is complete, we confirm our scheduled premiere viewing and ordering session.
I post behind the scene images and behind the camera images just shortly after the session. Then my work begins with uploading, editing and finalizing your images. I post a sneak peek or two from your session leading up to your premiere viewing and ordering session. The day of, we sit down and watch a little video I put together from the session, creating a lasting memory of your newborn, who has probably started to change since the session. We create custom artwork to be displayed in your home to cherish forever.
If you would like to schedule a newborn session with me, please contact us at [email protected] or click on the contact us at the top! We look forward to capturing your memories.